Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B

CHEMPT metadata

Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines  - Metadata Entry Template

Version 1.0.4 - July 1, 1997

A State Version of the FGDC Content Standards for Geospatial Metadata

Description of data created for The Rice County Geologic Atlas
by DNR Waters
County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment Program

Data Set Name: CHEMPT

Metadata Entered By: Randy McGregor

Date: 6/16/98

Section 1Identification Information
OriginatorMoira Campion
Minnesota Clearinghouse ID 
AbstractWells sampled for chemical analysis.
PurposeCounty Geologic Atlas Program: Atlas C-9 Part B
Time Period of Content Date1993 - 1997
Currentness Reference 
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone Planned
Spatial Extent of DataRice County, Minnesota
West Bounding Coordinate451,997 
East Bounding Coordinate499,968 
North Bounding Coordinate4,934,708 
South Bounding Coordinate4,889,777 
Place KeywordsRice County, Minnesota
Theme KeywordsChemistry
Theme Keyword Thesaurus 
Access Constraints 
Use ConstraintsNone
Contact PersonMoira Campion
Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Contact Person PositionHydrogeologist
Contact Address500 Lafayette Road
Contact CitySt. Paul
Contact State or ProvinceMinnesota
Contact Postal Code55155-4032
Contact Voice Phone(651) 259-5661
Contact Fax Phone(651) 296-0445
Contact E-mail Address[email protected]
Browse Graphic File Name 
Browse Graphic File Description 
Associated Data SetsAtlas C-9 Part A, produced by the Minnesota Geologic Survey

Section 2Data Quality Information
Attribute Accuracy 
Logical ConsistencyData are topologically correct using ARC/INFO 7.1.1.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy 
Vertical Positional Accuracy 
LineageWells from County Well Index that were sampled for chemical analysis. These wells were sampled in the field by Moira Campion, and the data were transferred to the GIS specialist as an Excel file. The file was converted into a comma separated value file, then the arc command 'generate' was used to create a point coverage. Subsequent updates were recorded in Excel files, which were converted to comma separated value file, then to INFO files using the INFO command ADD FROM. The INFO while would then be joined to the pre-existing point attribute table with the arc command, 'joinitem.'
Source Scale Denominator100,000

Section 3Spatial Data Organization Information
Native Data Set EnvironmentARC/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular DataUTM Coordinates
Spatial Object TypeVector
Vendor Specific Object TypesPoint
Tiling SchemeRice County

Section 4Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate SchemeUTM
EllipsoidGRS 1980
Horizontal DatumNAD83
Horizontal UnitsN.A.
Altitude DatumN.A.
Altitude UnitsN.A.
Depth DatumN.A.
Depth UnitsN.A.
Cell WidthN.A.
Cell HeightN.A.
UTM Zone Number15
Coordinate Offsets or AdjustmentsNone
Distance Resolution 

Section 5Entity and Attribute Information
Entity and Attribute Overview
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
Table NameField NameBegin ColumnDefinitionValid ValuesDescription 
chempt.pat    Point Attribute Table
 utmx 6,6,i UTM easting
 utmy 7,7,i UTM northing
 uniq# 6,6,c Unique number
 county_code 2,2,i County Code
 township 3,3,i Township
 range 2,2,i Range
 section 2,2,i Section
 subsection 6,6,c Sub-section
 elev 4,4,i Surface elevation in feet
 aquifer_code 4,4,c Aquifer code
 swel_hist 4,4,n,0 Historic static water elevation
 swel_692 8,8,n,2 Static water elevation June 1992
 swel_1092 8,8,n,2 Static water elevation October 1992
 swel_593 8,8,n,2 Static water elevation May 1993
 cation_lab 4,4,c Laboratory performing cation analysis
 anion_lab 16,16,c Laboratory performing anion analysis
 tritium_lab 16,16,c Laboratory performing tritium analysis
 tritium(tu) 5,5,c Tritium in tritium units
 tritium_error 4,4,c Tritium error
 c14 8,8,n,3 Carbon 14
 c14_error 8,8,n,3 Carbon 14 error
 del_c13 8,8,n,3 Change in carbon 13 per mil
 c14_age(ybp) 6,6,c Age of carbon 14
 stable_iso_lab 16,16,c Laboratory performing stable isotope analysis
 stable_018 8,8,n,2 Stable oxygen per mil
 stable_h2 8,8,n,2 Stable hydrogen per mil
 age_ybp 9,9,c Age, years before present
 draw_down 4,4,i Static water elevation (for confined wells) minus Elevation @ top of aquifer
 screen_depth 9,9,c Screen depth

Section 6Distribution Information
PublisherMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Publication Date1997
Online Linkage 
Distributor Contact Person 
Distributor OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Distributor Position 
Distributor Address500 Lafayette Rd..
Distributor CitySt. Paul
Distributor State or ProvinceMN
Distributor Postal Code55155
Distributor Voice Phone(651) 296 - 4800
Distributor Fax Phone(651) 296 - 0445
E-mail Address
Distributor's Data Set Identifier  
Distribution LiabilityThis map was prepared from publicly available information only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the factual data on which this map is based. However, the Department of Natural Resources does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or any implied uses of these data. Users may wish to verify critical information; sources include both the references here and information on file in the offices of the Minnesota Geological Survey and the Department of Natural Resources. Every effort has been made to ensure the interpretation shown conforms to sound geologic and cartographic principles. This map should not be used to establish legal title, boundaries, or locations of improvements.
Transfer Format NameARC/INFO, ArcExport, INFO
Transfer Format Version Number7.1.1
Transfer Size 
Ordering InstructionsDownloadable data are accessible through Rice County Geologic Atlas, Part B: Metadata for GIS and Digital Data

Section 7Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date 
Metadata Contact Person 
Metadata Contact OrganizationMinnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters
Metadata Contact Position 
Metadata Contact Address500 Lafayette Road
Metadata Contact CitySt. Paul
Metadata Contact State or ProvinceMN
Metadata Contact Postal Code55155 - 4032
Metadata Contact Voice Phone(651) 296 - 4800
Metadata Contact Fax Phone(651) 296 - 0445
Metadata Contact
E-mail Address
Metadata Standard NameMinnesota geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version1.0.4
Metadata Standard Online Linkage